Explore the most popular trail running trails near Winthrop with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The valley is beautiful and this would be a nice way to access the PCT (it is 8 miles from the TH), but sadly it is not maintained after the washed out bridge at 2.5 mi. You can follow the trail, but the brush is thick and the number of downed trees approaches 100. I wonder if the Methow Valley community can chip in to restore it? Everyone seems to be going to Harts Pass to access the PCT instead.

Really enjoyed this hike. There was a lot of smoke from the fires, but down by the falls was clear.

Did this hike yesterday. All downed trees have been cleared. Nice easy hike. The falls are incredible. Perfect time of year for this hike.

Great hike through the trees with beautiful falls at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike but lots of trees down blocking the path.

on Cedar Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great little hike. My 4 year hiked in and out, he had no problem. I definitely recommend this hike. We hiked it May 2nd.

Great hike not long or very steep
Wild flowers and butterflies along the path
The falls is nice !

hiking
3 months ago

The balsamroot and lupine are nearing full bloom providing for a colorful short moderate hike. I chose to hike the loop clockwise and flowers were blooming on both sections of the loop. Some nice views of the Methow Valley but the wildflowers were the main attraction on this early May hike.

hiking
10 months ago

I combined this with Maple Pass and Rainy Lake as well to make a nice day hike. Easy hike to Lake Ann, perfect for families with kids. Plenty of shade and a great place to eat lunch at Lake Ann. When I was there, there were dozens of jumping fish at the lake who would literally jump out of the water, even just a few feet off shore! Maybe 5 inches or so long. Not sure what fish they are but they certainly put on a show when I was eating my sandwich!

hiking
11 months ago

A quick walk. Mostly uphill to the falls. On the return we had some awesome and scary views of the smoke plumes from the nearby Diamond Creek fire.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy and beautiful hike!

11 months ago

Nice, shaded trail and surprisingly vacant for a Saturday in August. A few moments of good open views and charming accessible waterfall. Feels like a "real" trail, (not a graded road or boardwalk), but still easily attainable by even this out-of-practice hiker.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Great views! Went in late August on a weekday and didn't encounter anyone else on the trail.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Steady & steep, but worth the trip!

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

My dad and I were going for a drive today, we live in Chelan and needed to get away from all the tourists! We ended up here and it was a nice overcast day. We all headed up but do to dad's hips he only made it about a mile, so the dog and I continued up past the falls a bit then turned around. Stopped at the falls, pup went swimming and I took some great pics. Ran pretty much all the way up and down, the trail was easy and a quick lil trip to some BEAUTIFUL falls. Happy Trails.

hiking
Friday, October 16, 2015

Lake Ann is usually a side hike when you are hiking Maple Pass Loop Trail. There is not a significant amount of access to the lake. But you have amazing views of the lake from the ridge hike around it.

Lake Ann is an easy hike. The ridge is a moderate and long hike.

If you are looking for an easy short hike that involves a lake, there are an abundant amount of other lakes in the area that would be recommended. Mainly for access and views.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hiked this trail 8/7/15. Having never been here before I was surprised by how much water was still coming over the falls since it has been so dry. The path is clear, easy to follow but the view of the falls is a bit over grown. I hiked past the falls to get in a little more hiking time.

hiking
Thursday, October 09, 2014

October was the perfect time of year for this hike. Golden larch trees and jagged peaks surrounding a green colored lake. Much of the road to the trail head is paved, and the dirt road section was in excellent condition. I only ran into 6 other people on the trail. Beautiful hike overall.

hiking
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We were staying in Chelan, so it was a bit of a drive, but we were looking for something with cool falls, and relatively easy grade since our smallest hiker had just turned 4. he made it out and back easily. as someone else noted, this trail is pretty much in the forest the whole way. if you like exploring "the woods" and like pointing out different things under the canopy to your kids this is great. That said - the falls were amazing. 2 large drops of 30' each, and you can walk down to the 100' long shelf between those two for some amazing pictures. take the time to walk up the trail another 100-200yds and there is a post-card picture waiting of a small upper cascade surrounded by trees and foliage.

hiking
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nice walk, easy climbing, falls are gorgeous. Not a lot of open views, so don't pick this one if that's what you're after. Good for late season, as the bottom of the trail was snow-free and only a bit up by the falls.

hiking
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hiked from Freestone Inn to Mazama General Store & back.

hiking
Saturday, June 08, 2013

Beautiful trail along the Methow river with mountain views. River is running heavy right now.

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

great mountain biking, both easy and hard trails

hiking
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Amazing wildlife, has great mountian biking in the summer with a diversity of trails, both hard and easy.

hiking
Thursday, August 23, 2012

The trial is good for early season. The falls are impressive with 3 tiers of falls.

hiking
Monday, March 12, 2012

A beautiful hike, and good for all skill levels as far as Lake Ann. It gets more "strenuous" if you go on up to Maple Pass, but the views make it a 5 star experience! And, it's out of the National Park so our Border Collies could have the freedom to run. If folks want search dogs to come find them, the dogs need to stay in shape by having off-leash adventures with their human partners. By the way, the distance round trip to Maple Pass is about 10 miles...

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